Greetings to all who visit here,
Donna and I were saved as children and been involved in Bible believing churches since. I was blessed with Christian parents and Donna had a Christian mom but a dad who was an alcoholic. We were involved in our youth group at Harpursville Baptist Church in Harpursville, NY. Donna went to Awana but I didn’t attend till my teen years. We served as Sunday School teachers, Awana leaders, Donna played and sang in church and after high school graduation we were married in September 1971. We then planned to attend Bible College but God allowed us to be mentored under a great preacher and teacher, Rev. Ron Merrill and his wife, Donna Lou. We served with them for three years, started Awana there and felt the Lord leading us to be Awana Missionaries. Then it was off to Practical Bible College (now Davis College) to get a year of Bible before we were accepted as Awana Missionaries in 1976 to New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Marlin was ordained in November 1978, and we have been serving in Awana for 38 years. Thru the years, we have developed areas and turned them over to new missionaries to serve the Awana clubs in that area. Marlin is now the State Director for our Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Donna serves as the Office Assistant for the Tri-State area. We both serve churches i western and north central Pennsylvania. My responsibility is to mentor the Awana Missionaries working in these areas and cast vision for our whole area. Our goal is to see whole families come to Know, Love and Serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Joshua 24:15 “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” We have three children who are grown, married and given us 11 grandchildren, (one more on the way) and all are serving the Lord.
Michelle (our daughter) has her Masters in Elementary Education and teaches first grade at Calvary Baptist Christian Academy in Meadville, PA. Her husband, Mick, has a Masters in Counseling, job coaches and also counsels through Christian Counseling Associates in Western Pennsylvania. They have two boys Gabriel, 12, and London, 11.
Brandt, our son, is the Worship and Executive Pastor at McLane Church in Edinboro, PA. His wife Keri is a nurse. They have three children, Max, 11, and Paige and Kamryn, twin girls who are 9.
Harmony is our music major, but right now is busy being a mom and Pastor’s wife to her husband Eric. Eric is the Children’s Pastor at Living Hope Community Church in Conneautville, PA. They have six children, Kala, 11, Kole, 9, Kodi, 8, Kaci, 6, Kade, 4 and Kiye, 18 months. They will be adding #7 to their family in October 2014.
Marlin and I really enjoy serving the Lord through Awana. We have had opportunity to minister to children here in the states, Canada, Aruba, Brazil, Australia and Japan. We will be returning to Japan this October. We also have ministered to children of inmates at Angola Prison in Louisiana.
We are totally faith supported by individuals, churches, and businesses. If you would like to partner with us and be involved in our ministry through giving, prayer, or participation, call us (814-724-6380) or to support us financially, go towww.awana.org/donate and click on “Support a U.S. Missionary”.
Serving to reach “ALL” the children,
Marlin and Donna Fuller